Tag Archives: Straight No Chaser

FREEDOM! “In composition you have all the time you want to decide what to say in 15 seconds, in improvisation you have 15 seconds.” (Steve Lacy)

It’s  a freezing cold Sunday night and as I waited at the bus stop, weighed down by a bag of vinyl, I had to wonder who would brave the weather and venture to Hoxton for the launch of our FREEDOM … Continue reading

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MORE MADNESS… ALPHABET CITY, CUT CREATIVE, SEMI-PERMANENT & CONCH RECORDS… Aotearoa No 5 – The final runnings!

ALPHABET CITY is run by native New Yorker Erin who specialises in pre-digital printing and  runs an early evening letter writing group. Erin is old skool and upon our arrival at the work-shop she and Swifty enthusiastically talked TYPE! They … Continue reading

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SEVENTY TWO HOURS OF LO-FI MADNESS…. Aoteara Runnings No. 4

7AM Tuesday morning… Da Bei Qigong under the eaves of a building in Myers park. When it rains it Aukland it rains. Things were about to get busy! The PIYN project was scheduled to kick off at Bizdojo at 10.30am … Continue reading

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Mid-day Musings a trip to Aotearoa… Singapore… Part. 2

Swift and I touched down in Singapore at six in the evening.  It’s was a welcome one night  stop-over on our way to Aukland and intended to ensure we arrived at our destination ready to roll. Stepping out of the … Continue reading

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Ripped & Torn: The Art Of Ian Wright @ the LDF

Last night, all roads led to the opening of ‘A Colourful Life’ at Tent London in Hanbury Street, just off Brick Lane. One of the most enticing offerings during this year’s frenzied London Design Festival, this event showcased three new … Continue reading

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Steve Williamson: Enigmatic Jazz Warrior meets Tomorrow’s Warriors

Having orchestrated a number of features on stellar saxophonist Steve Williamson in Straight No Chaser and been instrumental in taking his band, That Fuss Was Us’ to play in Japan, I have no qualms in saying that I am a … Continue reading

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